multicultural children's book day

Friends of MCCBD: A Cool Way to Give Your Favorite Author some LOVE

Myself and the rest of the MCCBD Team have been working with the brilliant and creative Susan Raab of Raab and Associates for Multicultural Children’s Book Day. Susan came up with the idea for anyone to recognize their two favorite diversity, inclusive and multicultural authors and illustrators. You don’t have to be an author or illustrator to participate.

Multicultural Children's Book Day author shout out

It works like this:

The Friends of MCCBD $25 Shout Out and Recognition of Author Friends

Gift a shout-out to two author friends who have books with diversity themes. MCCBD will not only acknowledge your shout-out on social media, we will create a blog post with these authors/books naming you as the gift-giver.

Nominate and Donate HERE to support the cause and nominate two authors for virtual Shout-Outs!

Here are examples from some of Multicultural Children’s Book Day C0-Hosts!

Thien-Kim Lam blogs at I’m Not The Nanny. Her two favorite diversity books are:

Marisol McDonald Doesn’t Match by Monica Brown

Mixed: Portraits of Multiracial Kids by artist and photographer Kip Fulbeck

Follow Thien-Kim on Twitter @thienkim


Jodie Rodriguez blogs at Growing Book by Book. She wants to recognize:
Bee Bim Bop by Linda Sue Park (for the little ones)

Last Stop on Market Street by Matt de la Pena (one of my favorites from 2015)

Follow Jodie on Twitter @growingbbb



Becky Morales blogs at Kid World Citizen. She has so many favorite books, this is a real challenge. Her first favorite would be …
Finders Keepers? A True Story in India by Robert Arnett

Her second favorite (because her daughter had her read it every single night for years) is

Te Amo, Bebé, Little One by Lisa Wheeler

On her daughter’s first birthday, she refused cake and wanted more beans and rice just like the baby in the book (true story:).
Follow Becky on Twitter @kidworldcitizen

MaryAnne blogs at Mama Smiles. She says, “Two I am loving right now are
Inside Out and Back Again by Thanha Lai

The Peace Tree from Hiroshima by Sandra Moore

My all-time favorite book growing up was a multicultural one – Children of the River by Linda Crew. Sadly, that last one seems to now be out of print?”

Follow MaryAnne on Twitter @mamasmiles


Carrie of Crafty Moms Share has 2 favorite multicultural books to share:
The Rescue Princesses Series by Paula Harrison

The Last Kappa of Old Japan by Sunny Seki

What are two of your favorite diversity children’s books?

Multicultural Children's book Day author shout out


Review Bloggers! We Need YOU! MCCBD 2016 Review Blogger Sign-up is OPEN

It’s not too late to sign up as a review blogger for Multicultural Children’s Book Day! We have a plethora of simply amazing diversity children’s authors who are offering up a free book to bloggers who would like to do a review in honor of this January 27, 2016 online event!

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The deadline to sign up is December 31st and we still have a few spots left. This is great way for bloggers to get involved in an important national initiative and gain new visitors to their site! All participating bloggers will be invited to add their book review to a Huge Linky on 1/27/16 that will ultimately become a valued resource for parents, teachers and librarians. Sign up ASAP!

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